Tenure-Track position in Political Science (American Politics)
Job No: 496606 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Political Science
Bucknell University's Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Politics with a specialization in race and ethnic politics beginning in the fall semester of 2021. We expect to hire at the Assistant Professor level but are open to considering outstanding candidates at other ranks. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach a core course in American politics, a course in race and ethnic politics, a course in quantitative or qualitative research methods, and other American politics courses in the candidate's areas of specialization.
We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the department's commitment to both diversity and academic excellence. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence as well as the promise of being a productive scholar are critically important. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters. By the start date of the position, candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Political Science with a sub-field specialization in American politics, but ABD candidates will also be considered with the understanding that the Ph.D. must be completed before the beginning of the second year.
For additional information and to apply, please go to careers.bucknell.edu. The application should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of commitment to diversity, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, sample publications or papers, course evaluations if available, and sample syllabi relevant to this position. Questions about the position should be addressed by email to Professor Scott Meinke at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by October 20, 2020 will receive full consideration.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.